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Have you ever noticed that the most successful people are also great communicators? 

Writing for Results is a powerful course for people who are serious about success.

In just one day, your communication - written and verbal - will become clearer, crisper and more effective. Not only that, we'll also have you writing quicker than you do now, saving you hours every week.


A radical approach to writing coaching.

Writing for Results is radically different from other communication training. 

For a start, while it focuses mainly on writing, it also supports you in your verbal communication. Put simply, the workshop trains you to write and speak more clearly.

Second, where other courses bombard you with forgettable tips and techniques, Writing for Results takes you 'under the bonnet', so you can discover for yourself what makes writing (and communication) work or not work. That leaves you in charge, free to use what's useful to you, and discard what isn't.

If you currently find writing difficult or slow, you'll get to the heart of why that is - and begin completing writing tasks in as little as half the time. (That's not an empty promise - many participants have reported exactly that result.)

If you ever feel you haven't captured what you really want to say, you'll discover why - and walk away with a new ability to express your thoughts clearly, crisply and persuasively.  

You'll achieve the outcomes you want more often (that's why we call it Writing for Results).

We're so confident of this, that we offer a no-questions-asked, full money back guarantee.


Ready, set, work!

Writing for Results is an intensive, interactive workday that will challenge and stimulate you. Exercises, which are drawn from a range of disciplines, include: 

  • The 50 boxes
  • The thinking exercise
  • Six ways in
  • Sentence hot spots
  • The most powerful editing tool of them all
  • Empty words


Five major benefits you can expect from Writing for Results.

  1. Writing will become faster and easier. 
  2. You'll think faster too, even when the subject is complex.
  3. You'll write and speak more clearly and directly.
  4. People will want to read and hear what you have to say.
  5. You'll produce the results that you (and your organisation) want more often.


Since doing Writing for Results, I've cut my writing time in half - and I'm writing more clearly and precisely.

Naina Raj (Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Public Health) - Public Health Scientist, Auckland Regional Public Health Service

You have to tell everyone about this course. I'm not just writing more clearly - I'm also speaking more powerfully. Amazing!

John Graumans, Entrepreneur

I'm successfully using your course as a critical "weapon" to help us win new business through clear, succinct and compelling proposals. I have to put a good portion of that growth down to the skills you taught and that I have instilled in my team.
Cameron Murchison, Managing Partner, Harvey | Cameron


Who is it for?

Participants have included CEOs, business owners, managers, technical professionals, proposal/bid writers, sales and marketing professionals, administrative staff and students (NCEA level and above, including tertiary). 

Whatever you write - newsletters, blogs, important emails, marketing materials, proposals, white papers or essays - Writing for Results will make a lasting difference to you. We guarantee it.



Dates and locations

Central Coast, NSW: Monday 5 May, 2014 


Brisbane: Monday 12 May, 2014 


Auckland: Tuesday 10 June, 2014
Wellington: Monday 4 August, 2014
Christchurch: Monday 29 September, 2014













* For registrations completed and paid for before 25 April, 2014. We will pay your return airfare from New Zealand up to a maximum of $NZ550. 

Cancellation and refund policy: You may cancel your registration up to 30 days before your workshop and receive a full refund. Cancellations after that time will receive a full refund less a $200+GST administration fee plus any other direct costs we may have incurred. We will also happily transfer you to a course on another date or in another location, and you are also welcome to send someone else on your course in your place (please give us 3 days' notice). 

Privacy policy: We hold your details to enable us to provide the services you have paid for and to communicate with you regarding other Department of Writing services. We do not hold your credit card details and we will never share your details with a third party without your express permission. You are welcome to contact us at any time to access and update your personal information or to 'opt-out' of receiving further communications from us. Write to us at PO Box 56 398 Dominion Rd, Auckland 1446, send us an email or freephone 0800 358 368. 

Ken Grace
MA, English, Class I Hons

Course designer, primary coach for Writing for Results 


In a 25-year career, I have written for brands like Vodafone, Holden, ASB, Ogilvy, Grant Thornton and AgResearch – and many smaller brands. I've edited medical journals and trade magazines, and written business books, DM letters, countless websites and dozens of multimillion dollar bid documents and proposals.

Along the way I've won a host of writing and editing awards:


  • NZ Direct Marketing Award for Best Copy
  • 2 Qantas Awards as Editor of industry magazine AdMedia
  • 2 Gold RSVP Awards for Direct Marketing campaigns that produced outstanding results
  • Gold Axis Workshop Award for Radio

I'm a published author, one hell of a presenter, and passionate about communication. My view is that anyone can write clearly and quickly. The problem is that most of the training you and I received at school and work has actually had the opposite effect - stifling people's confidence, natural intelligence, and self expression. I'm on a mission to set people and their organisations free.

I would love to welcome you along to Writing for Results. I guarantee you'll get your money's worth. If you do the workshop and disagree, I will refund your workshop fee, no questions asked.

Companies whose staff have participated in Writing for Results include: